Walking the Curs: Anglo-Saxon inspiration

To make a long story short, I decided to read “Adventures in English Literature” (a high-school textbook) from beginning to end, since I am feeling quite lost and uninformed in my Milton course. (To get the long story, go here.)

So, starting at the beginning, have just read selections from Beowulf.

So I wrote a poem inspired by it. The rules are:

  1. four principal beats to a line (but any number of syllables),
  2. 3rd beat alliterates with the 1st or 2nd or both,
  3. no rhyme.

You can read Walking the Curs  here, followed by a few other “inspired” selections.

 
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